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Megi Reçi

Civic Space Program Officer/Researcher

Address: Shenasi Dishnica, Nd. 35, H. 1, 1017, Tirana, Albania

Megi Reçi is a civic space program officer and researcher.

Within IDM, she has covered projects on public administration integrity and transparency, anti-corruption, public participation in decision-making, civil society sustainability, cybersecurity governance and human rights.

Before joining the IDM team, she worked for an international organisation in the area of human rights advocacy and engaged in several projects in support of human rights defenders and journalists in Albania and the Western Balkans. Besides, she was involved in various consultancies and research projects concerning anti-discrimination, freedom of expression and rule of law. Megi is also an annual contributor to a number global publications on gender equality and the state of democracy and a member of the Western Balkans Cybersecurity Research Network.

She graduated with honors from University of Tirana, Faculty of Law and holds a Master of Science in Public Law. In addition, she has completed the Benjamin Franklin Fellowship at the Wake Forest University in the U.S. and has received intensive legal training from several European universities.

Megi is fluent in English and Italian and has basic knowledge of Spanish.


Selected publications:

Reçi, M., Kelmendi, S (2022) Bridging the Gap Between Cyber Policy Fragmentation and Human Rights. Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

Reçi, M., Prroni, D (2022) 2021 Civil Society Organizations Sustainability Index. USAID

Reçi, M (2022) Citizen engagement in parliamentary decision-making. Institute for Democracy and Mediation

Reçi, M (2022) Parliamentary Oversight. Institute for Democracy and Mediation

Reçi, M., Kuçi, B (2022) Needs assessment on public consultation processes for the central government administration. Institute for Democracy and Mediation

Reçi, M., Totoni, L (2022) Integrity Plan of Roskovec Municipality 2023-2026

Sulstarova, R., Reçi, M (2022) Integrity Plan of Maliq Municipality 2022-2025

Sulstarova, R., Reçi, M (2022) Integrity Plan of Pogradec Municipality 2022-2025

Reçi, M., Angjeli, D (2021) Ticking the box on public consultations: enablers, repercussions, solutions?. Institute for Democracy and Mediation/WeBER 2.0.

Reçi, M., Xhaho, A (2021) Monitoring report: Transparency and Accountability at Local Self-Government Level. Institute for Democracy and Mediation

Sulstarova, R., Reçi, M (2021), Evaluation report on the implementation level of the Municipal Integrity Plans. Institute for Democracy and Mediation

Krasniqi, A., Metalla, A., Bozo, A.,  Likmeta, B., Skendaj, E., Cukaj, I., Voko, K., Reçi, M., Shehu, R (2021) Evaluation of the situation of Human Rights and Rule of Law during Albania’s OSCE chairmanship. Albanian Helsinki Committee

Matlija, D., Dule, I., Laçi, V., Reçi, M (2021) Roadmap to the EU: Advancing procedural rights in Albania. Fair Trials.

Reçi, M (2021) Do youth votes matter in Albania?. Kosovo 2.0

Reçi, M (2021) Elections during a pandemic – What have we learned?. Eurospeak

Reçi, M., Kurti, T., Cakaj, E,. Dida, E. (2021) Human Rights and Technology. ILRG

Reçi, M (2020) An overview of how Albania is responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Fair Trials

Reçi, M (2020) Legal changes on abortion rights in Poland, global developments and the regression of women’s rights. Eurospeak

Reçi, M (2020) Are the lives of Albanians protected?. Kosovo 2.0